SOURCE: Canadian Dermatology Association

Canadian Dermatology Association

November 15, 2016 09:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Edmonton, AB -- Dermatologists to screen members of the Alberta Legislature on Thursday, November 24, 2016

EDMONTON, AB--(Marketwired - November 15, 2016) - Organized as part of the Canadian Dermatology Association's Sun Awareness Program, dermatologists will be visiting the Legislative Assembly Building in Edmonton Alberta to provide skin cancer screenings to members and staff of the legislature. This will educate members on the importance of early detection and prevention for all skin cancers.

Who: Dr. Mariusz Sapijaszko, Edmonton Dermatologist, President, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Eunice Chow, Edmonton Dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Mariam Abbas, Edmonton Dermatology Resident, Canadian Dermatology Association

What: Skin cancer screening and early detection awareness event

Interview and Photo Opportunity with local Edmonton Dermatologists between 9:00 to 12:00 pm

Photo Opportunity with Brandy Payne, Associate Minister of Health at 10:45 am

When: Thursday, November 24, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: Legislative Assembly of Alberta Building in the Lower Rotunda

Why: To help generate awareness about the importance of early detection by conducting regular at-home self-examinations.

Background:

  • Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Canadians. It is also the most common cancer in the world.
  • It is estimated that in 2015 6,800 Canadians were diagnosed with melanoma.
  • Up to 70% of all melanomas are first identified by the patient themselves (53%) or close family members (17%).

Contact Information

  • For further information:
    Nimmi Sidhu
    Communications Coordinator
    Office: 613-738-1748 ext. 228
    Cell: 613-797-0743
    nsidhu@dermatology.ca